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Ben Askren isn’t interested in hypotheticals when it comes to his UFC career. The 19-2 welterweight, who just recently announced his retirement from mixed martial arts, appreciates the kind words from his longtime head coach Duke Roufus who said if Askren had gotten to the UFC a few years earlier,

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Josh Emmett and Arnold Allen will put their win streaks on the line when they meet in North Carolina. Officials announced Wednesday that Emmett (15-2) and Allen (15-1) will fight at UFC Raleigh on Jan. 25. Emmett has won four of his last five bouts, with his last three victories

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Junior dos Santos would be more than happy to be the one to welcome heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury to mixed martial arts. A month after seeing “The Gypsy King” say “we might see Tyson Fury have his MMA debut this year,” “Cigano” — a nickname that means “Gypsy” in

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This is The A-Side Live Chat on MMA Fighting. For this episode, Jose Youngs and MMA journalist Mike Heck break down some of the top storylines in the world of mixed martial arts. There’s plenty to talk about, so join us at 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT on

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Kyoji Horiguchi‘s reign as Bellator bantamweight champion has come to an unfortunate end. Injuries have forced the 29-year-old Japanese star to relinquish the 135-pound title, according to a press release from Bellator on Wednesday. “I feel terrible for Kyoji [Horiguchi] about the injury he suffered to his knee, but in

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Jose Aldo started his MMA career as a bantamweight in Brazil, but hasn’t hit that mark in more than a decade. On Dec. 13, the day before UFC 245, the former featherweight champion will have to step on the scale at 136 pounds for a fight with Marlon Moraes. Can

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A flyweight fight between former title contender Ray Borg and Rogerio Bontorin is on tap for the upcoming UFC Fight Night event in Rio Rancho, N.M. on Feb. 15. Multiple sources confirmed the fight to MMA Fighting on Tuesday following an initial report from Jorge Hernandez on Twitter. The fight

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Nordine Taleb‘s next fight will be his last. The 38-year-old veteran announced Tuesday on social media that he is retiring from competition following his next appearance for the UFC. “Hi everyone, after thinking for a while about it I took the decision that my next UFC fight will be my

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Mickey Gall won’t be fighting at UFC on ESPN 7 after his original opponent Carlos Condit suffered an injury that forced him off the card. UFC officials confirmed to MMA Fighting that Gall has been pulled from the card following an initial report from MMAJunkie. Additional sources confirmed to MMA

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Former Strikeforce welterweight champion Tarec Saffiedine has been released from the UFC following six fights with the promotion dating back to 2014. Multiple sources confirmed the news when speaking to MMA Fighting with the release actually happening last week. Saffiedine joined the UFC roster with a lot of hype surrounding

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